Not sure what to serve when you tie the knot this spring? We have you covered. We're sharing 10 of the most drool-worthy trends in wedding day food that are sure to have guests going back for seconds.
Top wedding food trends for spring
We asked Andrea Correale, owner and creator of Elegant Affairs — a premiere catering and event-planning company serving Manhattan, Long Island, The Hamptons, Westchester, Connecticut and New Jersey — for her top picks for must-try wedding foods.
They may not sound glamorous, but meatballs have made a big comeback— and they’re actually more wedding-appropriate than you might think. "Whether passing mini meatballs or an elaborate meatball focaccia bar, they make quite the statement," says Correale. "They are small but make a statement in their taste and presentation. It's become a staple during the cocktail hour," she explains. "What we’ve seen is couples asking for the non-traditional meatballs, like Kobe beef or Asian meatballs."
With the vegan trend growing in the U.S., more and more couples are requesting vegan menus or options for guests, Correale tells us, and one of the popular requests is vegan sushi. "This trend is truly on the rise. I’ve catered so many weddings this year, and almost every wedding request [includes] vegan Sushi."
Fruit with cheese
Light and healthy, fruit and cheese combinations are big for the spring. "Couples want to treat their guests to savory dishes that are colorful and fresh," explains Correale. "One dish I’ve put together are mini watermelon feta stacks with aged balsamic syrup."
Lately, couples are into including their favorite foods in their menu, but some of the foods they enjoy aren’t exactly ideal for a formal affair, like chicken fingers, French fries or pizza. "What we’ve done is add a healthy twist and make it fancy. For example, pizza bars with gluten-free or whole-grain crusts," says Correale.
Food trucks are a huge trend this season and not just on a street corner near you. "Whether it’s a food truck serving up late-night pizza and ice cold beers, or a dessert truck serving up deep-fried Oreos and milk shakes as your guests depart, it’s one of the most fun and popular treats couples are giving to their guests," says Correale. "It takes your celebration to the next level. It’s a great lasting memory that your guests definitely won’t forget.”
Fish taco bars
Tacos never seem to go out of style. But this year, it’s fish tacos in particular that are gaining popularity. Picture bars set up with fresh-grilled fish and Asian-fusion toppings, like sesame guacamole, ginger tomato salsa and Napa cabbage slaw with yuzu, says Correale. Don’t like fish? Choose whatever fillings you like best.